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ACCOUNTING TECHNICIANS Level 5 Diploma - Taxation

Accounting Technicians Ireland Level 5 Diploma for Accounting Technicians EV-N Yr 1 Mod

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Level 4
Mode of Study
Course Type
Higher Education
Newry Campus


This qualification has been designed primarily for those who wish to work as Accounting Technicians. The aim of the qualification is to provide the knowledge, skills and workplace competencies required of accounting professionals in the workplace.

To be awarded the Diploma in Accounting Technicians Ireland qualification, you must enrol and complete 8 modules over 2 years. Each module is a college based 2-hour class. In addition to attending class sessions, you will also be required to complete up to 6 hours of individual home study each week. 

Year 1 can be studied 2 evenings or 1 full day per week. Upon successful completion of year one modules you will be awarded a Level 4 qualification of a Certificate in Accounting Technicians Ireland.

Year 2 is offered as 1 day programme where you will complete four modules.

Progression to year 2 is subject to students completing 2 practical and 1 theoretical module. 

Please note the provision of a year two class, is based on a minimum number of enrolments. If the minimum number of enrolments for year 2 is not met, we may suggest transfer to another campus.

In addition to achieving the 8 modules to complete the qualification, Accounting Technicians Ireland ask that you can demonstrate that you have 2 years relevant work experience, which they will verify. 

Teaching is delivered by experienced academic staff who have extensive knowledge and experience of delivering on ATI qualifications and professionals who are currently employed in the accounting profession.



  • 1 A-Level or 2 AS-Levels plus GCSE Grades C or above in English and Mathematics (or Accounting).
  • For those aged over 21, relevant work experience or a recommendation from your employer is required. Applicants are required to attend for interview at the pre-enrolment advice sessions (PEAS).


Year 1

  • Financial Accounting (must pass before progressing to year 2)
  • Taxation (must pass before progressing to year 2)
  • Business Management
  • Business Law

Year 2

  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Data Management



2 years part-time


ACCREDITED BY This course is accredited by Accounting Technicians Ireland


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FEES to be paid to Southern Regional College:

1st Year


Fees for four modules        £453

Registration Fee                  £40 

Total for year one              £493


2nd Year 


Fees for four modules        £528

Registration Fee                  £40 

Total for year one              £568

Note fees are subject to change


Fees payable Directly to Accounting Technicians Ireland:

1st Year Professional Fees

Registration Fee                £170

Course Materials (£55 x 4) £220

Exams (£65 x 4)                £260

TOTAL                             £650

2nd Year Professional Fees

Annual Student Fee           £85

Course Materials (£55 x 4) £220

Exams (£65 x 3)                £195

TOTAL                               £605

Financial Assistance

Financial education assistance is available for eligible students in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland

Student Grants are available from your local Student Finance NI office

Funding may be available from employers.


On successful completion of this course you may work as a fully qualified Accounting Technician or continue your studies and pursue a professional accountancy qualification.

The course is structured to maximise exemptions with leading professional bodies such as our partner, Chartered Accountants Ireland; the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA); the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA); and the Institute of Incorporated Public Accountants (IIPA).

ATI's Diploma for Accounting Technicians (Course ID 24131) has been registered by the Construction Industry Training Board NI (CITB NI) for grant.


All full-time courses starting in September 2021 are open for applications. Please click on the Apply Now button (top right in the blue box) to begin your application. 

If you require any assistance with your application you can call us on 0300 123 1223.


Geraldine Byrne

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028 3025 9683


In light of the continuing Covid-19 situation, Southern Regional College may have to amend the delivery methods for a number of courses for the new academic year, or should the need arise effect a temporary College closure. This may also lead to restrictions when accessing student services. Please be assured that the safety of our students is paramount and as such we will be implementing a range of measures in line with government advice and protocols. We will make all appropriate and reasonable adjustments to maintain the ongoing quality of teaching and learning and our support services.

In accordance with the Consumer Rights Act 2015, you will be notified of any such changes, the reasons for the changes and any options available to you to avoid such changes having an adverse impact on your future career. All higher education students and applicants should refer to the Consumer Protection page.


Information about our fees policy including details on registration and reduced fees as well as refunds can be found HERE

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